Base metals have been rallying sharply over the last three months and a number of stocks in the industry have seen huge gains. Steel prices have been rising and it has taken steel stocks higher with it. The stocks have seen small pullbacks in the last month and that may be creating a buying opportunity.
On December 29, Tickeron’s A.I.dvisor generated bullish signals on two steel companies and the confidence levels of those two signals were extremely high. The AI trend prediction tool generated a bullish signal on Nucor Corp. (NUE) and on US Steel (X). The confidence level for the Nucor signal was 90% and the confidence level on the signal for US Steel was 88%. These signals are for the next month.
Looking at the daily charts for the two stocks we see very different paths higher. For Nucor, the rally has been pretty consistent since the low in March, and it has been even more consistent in the last five months with a trend channel forming. The stock has just bounced off of the lower rail of the channel and support at its 50-day moving average.
We also see that the daily stochastic indicators are in oversold territory and are in the process of making a bullish crossover.
US Steel’s chart isn’t quite as consistent. We see that the stock rallied from March through mid-June before falling. From late June through mid-September the stock was range bound. The stock really took off though and from late September through early December it gained over 190%. The stock peaked at $20 on December 9 and then pulled back for a few weeks.
We see that the pullback in US Steel caused its daily stochastic indicators to drop sharply and they went from overbought to oversold. The indicators, like we saw with Nucor, are in the process of making a bullish crossover.
I have to be honest, these signals are based almost exclusively on technical factors because neither of the companies have very good fundamental ratings. On the Tickeron Fundamental Analysis Screener, Nucor has two positive indicators and two negative indicators with three neutral readings. US Steel only has one positive indicator and one neutral indicator, the other five are negative readings.
The Tickeron scorecard gives both stocks a “sell” rating, but the scorecard ratings are looking out beyond the next month and they rely on fundamental factors more heavily. The one fundamental indicator where both companies receive a positive reading is the Valuation Rating. Nucor scores an 8 and US Steel scores a 27.
The comparison feature from Tickeron shows how the companies compare to one another and how they stack up against other stacks based on the scores from both the fundamental indicators and the technical indicators.
Moving lower for three straight days is viewed as a bearish sign. Keep an eye on this stock for future declines. Considering data from situations where X declined for three days, in of 310 cases, the price declined further within the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .
The Aroon Indicator for X entered a downward trend on June 05, 2023. This could indicate a strong downward move is ahead for the stock. Traders may want to consider selling the stock or buying put options.
The RSI Indicator points to a transition from a downward trend to an upward trend -- in cases where X's RSI Indicator exited the oversold zone, of 32 resulted in an increase in price. Tickeron's analysis proposes that the odds of a continued upward trend are .
The Stochastic Oscillator suggests the stock price trend may be in a reversal from a downward trend to an upward trend. of 53 cases where X's Stochastic Oscillator exited the oversold zone resulted in an increase in price. Tickeron's analysis proposes that the odds of a continued upward trend are .
The Momentum Indicator moved above the 0 level on June 05, 2023. You may want to consider a long position or call options on X as a result. In of 79 past instances where the momentum indicator moved above 0, the stock continued to climb. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
The Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) for X just turned positive on May 17, 2023. Looking at past instances where X's MACD turned positive, the stock continued to rise in of 44 cases over the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
Following a 3-day Advance, the price is estimated to grow further. Considering data from situations where X advanced for three days, in of 292 cases, the price rose further within the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
X may jump back above the lower band and head toward the middle band. Traders may consider buying the stock or exploring call options.
The Tickeron PE Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), pointing to outstanding earnings growth. The PE Growth rating is based on a comparative analysis of stock PE ratio increase over the last 12 months compared against S&P 500 index constituents.
The Tickeron Valuation Rating of (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is slightly undervalued in the industry. This rating compares market capitalization estimated by our proprietary formula with the current market capitalization. This rating is based on the following metrics, as compared to industry averages: P/B Ratio (0.482) is normal, around the industry mean (2.068). P/E Ratio (3.168) is within average values for comparable stocks, (14.731). Projected Growth (PEG Ratio) (0.000) is also within normal values, averaging (5.200). Dividend Yield (0.009) settles around the average of (0.050) among similar stocks. P/S Ratio (0.289) is also within normal values, averaging (3.189).
The Tickeron SMR rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating strong sales and a profitable business model. SMR (Sales, Margin, Return on Equity) rating is based on comparative analysis of weighted Sales, Income Margin and Return on Equity values compared against S&P 500 index constituents. The weighted SMR value is a proprietary formula developed by Tickeron and represents an overall profitability measure for a stock.
The Tickeron Price Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating fairly steady price growth. X’s price grows at a lower rate over the last 12 months as compared to S&P 500 index constituents.
The Tickeron Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating that the returns do not compensate for the risks. X’s unstable profits reported over time resulted in significant Drawdowns within these last five years. A stable profit reduces stock drawdown and volatility. The average Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for the industry is 76, placing this stock worse than average.
The average fundamental analysis ratings, where 1 is best and 100 is worst, are as follows
a manufacture of integrated steel products
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A.I.dvisor indicates that over the last year, X has been closely correlated with CLF. These tickers have moved in lockstep 84% of the time. This A.I.-generated data suggests there is a high statistical probability that if X jumps, then CLF could also see price increases.